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UNION COUNTY — As of Monday (July 26), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 104,375 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 44% compares to 49% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the c…

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MONROE — Because the City of Monroe does not rely on the county for wastewater treatment service, it has the ability to approve mixed-use development projects like Camp Sutton Collective that is being led by Moser Commercial Real Estate.

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MONROE — The number of COVID-19 cases has been climbing recently across the nation and throughout the state, and Union County is no exception. According to Union County Government’s COVID-19 dashboard, the County Alert System remains at “yellow,” which means Union County is “experiencing sig…

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MONROE — The timing was a couple years ago, when Thomas and Coliesta Vidak opened their restaurant — The Monroe Grill — with the hope that it would become a staple among the well-loved restaurants in the downtown area.

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CHARLOTTE — Union Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has become one of only six emergency medical services in North Carolina to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), according to a report from Atrium Health.

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UNION COUNTY — As of Wednesday, July 21, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 102,726 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 43% compares to 49% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the…

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Three locals graduate from Rochester Institute

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MONROE — The grand opening of the new Special Events Center in Union County will be held on Thursday, July 22. This center is located at 307 Cultivation Circle in Monroe, directly behind the Union County Agricultural Center, on the property of Jesse Helms Park.

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MONROE — The candidate filing period for the November 2, 2021 Municipal Elections in Stallings and Weddington begins at noon on Monday, July 26, and ends at noon on August 13, according to the Union County Board of Elections’ communications department.

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UNION COUNTY — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 101,690 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs as of Monday (July 19). The 42% compares to 46% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the co…

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MONROE — The Monroe Democracy Center is a new service for low-income and underserved populations in Union County — specifically in Monroe, Wingate and Marshville.

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RALEIGH — The City of Monroe got approval for $16.75 million in limited obligation bonds last week (July 15) to build a 33,000-square-foot police headquarters and 21,000-square-foot senior center, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Treasury. No tax increase is planned.

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RALEIGH — The state’s seasonally adjusted June 2021 unemployment rate was 4.6%, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from May’s revised rate, according to a report from the N.C. Department of Commerce. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.9%.

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MONROE — The Monroe Science Center will honor Dr. Christine Darden, a Monroe native and one of few female aerospace engineers at NASA during the late 1960’s.

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UNION COUNTY — As of Friday, July 16, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 101,430 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 42% compares to 46% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the co…

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MARSHVILLE — Common Heart, a local nonprofit serving low-income families, celebrated the grand opening of their East Union Economic Empowerment Center in Marshville on Thursday (July 15).

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MONROE — The City of Monroe Construction Division will be replacing approximately 1,600 linear feet of existing six-inch cast-iron water main along Iceman Street between Dover Place and Guild Street, according to a report by the City’s communications department.

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MONROE — The Union County Board of Education has voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Dr. Andrew G. Houlihan’s contract until June 30, 2025, according to a report from the Union County Public Schools communications department. The vote took place at the July 13 meeting in open session.

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UNION COUNTY — In a unanimous vote (9-0), the Union County Board of Education decided to make wearing a mask optional for students and employees this upcoming school year, starting Aug. 1. This policy applies to all public school campuses as well as transportation, sports and extracurricular…

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UNION COUNTY — As of Wednesday, July 14, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 100,941 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 42% compares to 46% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the…

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UNION COUNTY — Candidate filings for the Nov. 2 municipal election are rolling in. Tuesday, July 13, at 5 p.m. was the last chance candidates could withdraw from the municipal elections. Possible candidates have until Friday, July 16 at noon to file at the Board of Elections office (316-B E …

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UNION COUNTY — As of Monday, July 12, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 100,723 in the county have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 42% compares to 46% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the co…

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On Saturday (July 10), Serve Unity Outreach in partnership with local Waxhaw organization, Bundle of His, Town of Waxhaw and Forest Hill Waxhaw Church hosted a Serve Waxhaw Day. The purpose of the event was to highlight non-profit organizations and service-based organizations who help reside…

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MONROE — For about seven years, Ed Simpson and his wife, Pat, have assisted with a project conducted by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.

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MONROE — As of Friday (July 9), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 100,538 in Union County have been partially vaccinated under all programs. The 42% compares to 46% of the state’s total population who are at least partially vaccinated. In the county…

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MONROE — The Monroe Police Department received a call regarding a shooting that occurred on Stafford Street near Brown Street on Monday, July 5. When officers arrived, they reported finding a male victim on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

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MONROE — The Monroe Police Department initiated an investigation in reference to alleged child abuse involving a four-year-old child in mid-June. According to a MPD report, the investigation determined that the four-year-old suffered serious injuries.

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2 local students makes Hollins University Dean’s List

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MONROE — The Monroe Police Department initiated an investigation on July 4 in reference to alleged child abuse on two seven-week-old infants, according to a report from the City of Monroe’s communications department.

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MONROE — Union County lags behind the state when it comes to the percentage of population that has been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus. As of Tuesday (July 6), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) reports 99,416 in the county have been partially vaccinated …

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MATTHEWS — The Matthews Alive Festival, presented by Novant Health — Matthews Medical Center, will celebrate its 29th year in 2021. The festival kicks off on Sept. 3, a Friday, and will conclude on Sept. 6. The festival was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

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MONROE — On the evening of July 4, Monroe Police Department Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) and Monroe Police Department Narcotics Unit were conducting surveillance regarding discharging of firearms in the city, according to a report from the City’s communications department.

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INDIAN TRAIL — Mayor Michael Alvarez, of Indian Trail, loves to laugh, smile and tell jokes. But it was hard for him to stay jovial earlier this year when he suffered from a tumor in his arm that caused immense pain. The arm had to be removed.

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Retired U.S. flag drop box dedicated

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N.C. Governor Roy Cooper passed the North Carolina Farm Act, which supports agriculture communities across North Carolina, on Friday (July 2).

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UNION COUNTY — While the number of individuals who have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Union County continues to increase, the county lags behind the state as a percentage of total population. As of Friday, July 2, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) report…